We have an opportunity to become The Grittiest Generation, will we take it? Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been reading the book Grit by Angela Duckworth. In it, she presents compelling research that it’s the pairing of passion and perseverance, what she calls grit, that makes a person successful.
It’s hard to see yourself clearly sometimes. No one likes to brag, or I should say, no one I like likes to brag. When my fellow Peaker Andy sent us […]
At Peak Academy, we heavily stress the importance of working with what you’ve got – no new budget dollars, no additional people, and no new technology. This is one of […]
In honor of the national holiday she invented, Galentine’s Day, we compiled the ten reasons why Leslie Knope would definitely be a Peak Academy Black Belt.
Imagine if you built a program from the ground up. You’ve poured everything you had into making it a success for years and it has changed the lives of thousands of the people who need it most in the community. And now, you’re ready to retire. But you don’t want to see your life’s work fade away. Organizations love to talk about onboarding, but this Black Belt’s innovation around offboarding has preserved the success of a program.
The Peak Team finished the 2010’s with a strong showing in 2019! Before we head into 2020, we would like to highlight the Peak Team’s metrics, reflections and some of […]
Finally, I want to give the Real-Estate Team kudos, as the team’s story is about dedication.
Improving processes and implementing change wherever they go, they are…the Paper Avengers!
Marion Kalb is a Public Health Administrator in Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment, and works for the Food Systems team in the Community Health division. In her role […]
Well, people, I missed Dr. Seuss Day (Never heard of Dr. Seuss Day?! It’s March 2nd, tell your friends). But we are sending our 91st cohort through Black Belt this […]
On Thursday May 23rd, the Peak Team hosted the first ever Peak Academy Awards, an event meant to highlight and celebrate innovators from the City and County of Denver and […]
This year, Peak Academy is focused on celebrating innovation and this is our big bash to do just that! As Peak analysts, we have the privilege of getting to learn […]
Congratulations to Cohort 59, who just began the fifth year of the Denver Peak Academy for us on January 9, 2017. We had a total of 20 individuals representing several organizations […]
We owe a shout out to the amazing individuals of Black Belt Cohort 56 – Mt Sneffels! These 17 participants represented eight City and County of Denver agencies and four external […]
Hi Peak Academy Friends and Followers – I’m honored to introduce myself as the second newest member of the Denver Peak Academy team. Wait, second newest? As my blog title […]
We are excited to announce the graduation of our most recent Black Belt class – Mt. Sherman Peak! These 19 participants from Cohort 55 represented several organizations within and external to the City […]